edward snowden want to remain in russia he told human rights activists during a meeting in a moscow airport transit zone that he is applying for temporary asylum. former n.s.a. contractor promises to stop leaking documents that harm the u.s. which is the kremlin's condition for giving snowden refuge plus. fears that snowden could be subjected to ill treatment in the u.s. are looking to me. we talked to the activists who met snowden about his current predicament and whether they think russia will offer him a way out of his transit lounge limbo.